It's All Just Marketing
3rd Place in Derby #278: Choose Your Own Art-Venture, Guest Editor Helgram's pick!
Ever wonder why rock 'n roll suddenly veered into "Satanic" territory? All of a sudden in the '60s parents were freaked out about sinister influences ruining their innocent children through music. And the people who were desperate to sell those sinister records to kids glommed onto that, because if there's one thing kids like it's pissing off their parents. So kids bought into it, parents freaked out even more, and artists and their various marketing agents hopped aboard the Satan Train to sell albums and mercy.
It kind of takes the luster off, doesn't it? I mean, everyone knows the guys in KISS are soulless, greedy commercialists. They don't worship Satan, they worship money. Same with Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, and everyone else who periodically shows up wearing black leather and makeup to scare your parents. They just want your money.
Kind of takes some of the majesty away, doesn't it?
Wear this shirt: To one of your rock shows you kids go to these days.
Don't wear this shirt: To your grandma's. Unless your grandma's cool.
This shirt tells the world: "There is a $15 convenience charge for those about to rock!"
We call this color: Nu-Navy Metal